Pulling String or Gum Off My Teeth

by Heidi Jordan
(Chalmette, LA)

I had this recurring dream of frustration. There would be a string caught between my teeth and I would pull and pull and pull but never found the end of the string. My teeth would loosen and sometimes fall out. Sometimes it would be chewing gum doing the same thing. Stuck on my teeth and I would try to pull it off. I would pull and pull and it just kept getting longer and longer in my hand and wouldn't come off my tooth.


I finally figured out that it meant that I felt I was being strung along in life. I had a manipulative person in my life who was lying to me and stringing me along with those lies. I felt helpless and without control of the situation.

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Oct 28, 2017
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by: Anonymous

I have this dream nearly every week.never ending chewing gum stuck to my teeth. Just keep pulling it out. What does this mean? I have nothing going on in my life that this could relate to.

Oct 25, 2017
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Worm string NEW
by: Anonymous

I had this dream last night it honestly felt so real. I remember being in a situation I didn’t like/people weren’t listening to me. Then I don’t know how but I started pulling the string out of my gums. It really scared me, I kept pulling and pulling. Nobody else commented this but I saw eyes on the string and really thought it was a huge worm. I also don’t remember it being a floss material. If anybody else could comment what happened in their life after this dream that would be great. I’m about to switch jobs for a better opportunity, yesterday I was mourning 2 years since my grandmothers passing I finally let go of some ashes, and I’m also supposed to be moving to my own house soon. I really wonder what interpretation this could be... this is the first time I had this dream. I still can’t believe how real it felt.

Sep 30, 2017
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Pulling string from teeth NEW
by: Kelly

I have now had two of these dreams.... it makes total sense as I am completely dealing with the situation of the interpretation.
Freaked me out a lot during the dream... thought life expectancy or tape worm...lol.

Sep 27, 2017
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wtf NEW
by: Anonymous

what the f does this mean

Sep 03, 2017
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by: Anonymous

Mine was a packet the first time, and it seemed to come from under my gum. I pulled the whole thing out and then shoved it back in my mouth because I was in public and got really embarrassed.

The second time it was painful, and I was pulling bits of wire out from my molars. I remember thinking I had forgotten them there and wondering how it gad broken into so many pieces.

Jul 29, 2017
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Endless pulling NEW
by: Anonymous

The endless pulling of gum and or objects from my mouth is ongoing. I would give anything in this world to know why it keeps occurring.

Jun 30, 2017
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Thank you for sharing NEW
by: Anonymous

I have the same dream pulling, pulling and pulling the floss from my teeth. I also pulling and pulling gum out of my mouth. Weird

May 01, 2017
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string from a tooth NEW
by: Anonymous

Its amazing how we all have the same dreams. I just woke up after dreaming of pulling an endless string from a tooth. My feelings about this dream are positive. It equates to getting something out of my head, unraveling a string of thoughts, feelings and memories long buried in my unconscious mind.... One of the functions of dreams themselves. The dreaming mind seems to love a good pun as well. I think "long in the tooth" applies here, meaning that as I gain more experience in life I can resolve all past issues and conflicts. The connection to the mouth seems to be suggesting talking issues through with someone I trust. Peace to you all.

Apr 21, 2017
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i am not only one to have this dream. NEW
by: Anonymous

what is the exact meaning of it? even i get the same kind of dream(pulling out string which does not end and i feel to cut it, after cutting the string in the dream,i actually feel the pain in my teeth while dreaming).after getting up i get headache too.

Jan 04, 2017
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Dreams NEW
by: Anonymous

I have had a lot of dreams about pulling string between my teeth they are quite intense has anyone got a meaning of these

Nov 28, 2016
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pulling floss from between my teeth NEW
by: Anonymous

I have this dream where I keep pulling floss from my teeth and I can't end it unless I cut it with something. It seems so real,and happened many times.

Sep 22, 2016
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Mar 06, 2016
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Pulling String Off My Teeth NEW
by: Anonymous

I have this recurring dream too and I hate it. I wonder if I have some kind of gum or bone loss problem.

Oct 13, 2015
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tooth/string/car NEW
by: Anonymous

Wow crazy! I too had a dream, i was in the car with my boyfriend and some other random people. My tooth in the back was crumbling and then there were a whole bunch of these strings were my tooth just fell from i thought they were worms! I was freaking out! I started pulling and pulling them out. Most of the strings were short but i remember pulling this really long one out. I also remember looking at a trash in front of me and dumping the string i pulled out in there. I was freaked out and wanted to go to the hospital or something. Everyone else in the car was calm.

Oct 08, 2015
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good post NEW
by: Ishara

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Sep 26, 2015
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same scary dream! NEW
by: M

I have the same dream,..it is good that I am not the only one to have this dreams!

Jul 20, 2015
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Grinding teeth at night? NEW
by: Sarah

Started having these dreams about 2 months ago. I've always been a lucid dreamer, but I can't control these ones at all.
The first few were large wads of gum that I was trying to spit out. I'd pull with both hands and it would just keep stretching without loosening its grip on my teeth. Could feel it between all of them and it hurt when pulled too far - not pleasant at all.
Recently the dreams have switched to string caught between my upper left teeth in the molars or the space between the canine and molar. Trying to pull the string out hurts tremendously, like its attached to the teeth or embedded in the gums. The pain is excruciating and in the last few occurrences I've given up on trying to remove it.
Now I just use the string as a trigger to remind myself that it's just a dream so I can move past the pain and direct the dream as desired. Can't get rid of it though and it hangs from my mouth for the remainder of dreamtime.
As for my interpretation... I think I may just be grinding my teeth while sleeping. Grinding puts a ton of pressure on your teeth and I think the real-life pain may be carrying over to dreamworld. The stress of not being able to remove it may be making me grind even harder. So I'm getting a biteplane made and hopefully this dream will stop.

Jul 15, 2015
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Pulling string from in between my two top teeth NEW
by: Anonymous

Just had this dream. Freaked me out. In front of a mirror. Pulling string out. It comes and comes and comes. i DID have a pair of scissors with me. Tried to cut it. Still showed up. Finally I angled my head and mirror so I can see the back of my mouth. What I seen freaked me out even more. Looked like the back of my mouth was a spool, with an ENDLESS amount (I mean it looked like it shouldn't of even fit in there) of string backed up in there. Was thinking how any doctor or ANYBODY could possibly get this out of me. Finally I woke up, was feeling very weird feeling, checked my two front teeth and was relieved as a MF'r that nothing was there. Seen online that other have had this dream. Just not the part about seeing the actual spool of string in back of the throat. Maybe that part will help us find out what the F this dream really means. Thanks

May 01, 2015
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Chewing Gum Dream NEW
by: Matt Bennett

I've had the same dream many times, I'm chewing on gum and I chew it for to long so I can't get it out. I pulling it and it comes out in a fine string but the more I pull it the thinner it gets until it snaps off. I can feel the amount of gum getting smaller but I can't get it all out. Usually when I'm close to getting it all out I wake up

Apr 12, 2015
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Same weird dream NEW
by: Anonymous

So last night I had a dream I was standing in front of the mirror pulling a white string (floss) out of between 1 of my bottom teeth. So creeped out but a lot of things are happening in my life lately so maybe this is right after all....

Mar 04, 2015
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same nightmare pretty much NEW
by: Anonymous

just awoke from having it again, it didn't start till after my mother died. For the the last week of her life ( she died of multiple cancers...two being cancer of throat and espoghas) and for that last week I would literally have to pull this green thick like mucus from her mouth for she was unable to get it out her self and some times it was quite long..sorry I know it sounds gross and it was and disturbing. In the dream last night it wasn't scary but embarrassing in walking around mall with friends everyone kept staring at me for it was not ending or I get some out of my mouth like a few pounds and then it would start right up again. I'm 55 and have had an active dream life all my life but after my parents died they turned into more nightmares than dreams. So I have this one and three or four other recurring dreams...but this one really affects me after I have awoke. A doctor once prescribed a pill for people with PTSD which I'm told I have and it was supposed to suppress dreams...didn't work. God if there is anyway to end dreaming/nightmares all together...I would love to hear about it...I've share my angst some with a few but not really to the degree that it bothers me and how it stays with me through the day...any suggestions...I'm def open. elainebelieves@aol.com thanks

Jan 20, 2015
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pulling stuff from mouth NEW
by: mbk3639

I have a recurring dream that I pull a sour, gritty or sandy substance out of my mouth. I do it hoping no one will see it- it's almost like vomit, with a dense consistency.

In my dream, as soon as I empty my mouth, it fills again- from inside of me.

In my dream, I am feeling anxious or distressed when this happens, also embarrassed.

Any thoughts about what this might mean?

Jan 20, 2015
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pulling stuff from mouth NEW
by: mbk3639

I have a recurring dream that I pull a sour, gritty or sandy substance out of my mouth. I do it hoping no one will see it- it's almost like vomit, with a dense consistency.

In my dream, as soon as I empty my mouth, it fills again- from inside of me.

In my dream, I am feeling anxious or distressed when this happens, also embarrassed.

Any thoughts about what this might mean?

Jan 20, 2015
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pulling stuff from mouth NEW
by: mbk3639

I have a recurring dream that I pull a sour, gritty or sandy substance out of my mouth. I do it hoping no one will see it- it's almost like vomit, with a dense consistency.

In my dream, as soon as I empty my mouth, it fills again- from inside of me.

In my dream, I am feeling anxious or distressed when this happens, also embarrassed.

Any thoughts about what this might mean?

Jan 12, 2015
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weird NEW
by: Anonymous

I have had the same dream for years , pulling out the endless string from my teeth . The more I do it the more looser my teeth become . As I am pulling the string out I keep thinking that I need to see the dentist about it , then I think that maybe the dentist has put all this string / wire in my mouth to hold all my teeth together and I am screwing up all the work that he has done . But I cannot remember any work being done on my teeth . All in all a crappy dream that is super annoying.

Dec 22, 2014
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Meaning NEW
by: Anonymous

Ok this what i noe abt such dreams. Teeth represent your glory. The string represents something pretty bad tht you re doin. So in such dreams, after a long struggle in pulling off the string, a tooth or more fall. Tht means the more u do tht particular thing, the more its pulling away tht glory tht u have.
In another way, the string can represent a manipulative object or person tht is figthing u and trying to take ur glory away. The only way to stop this is to surrender to Christ Jesus. Hold on to Him and pain and struggle will seize and such dreams will never be seen again.

Nov 13, 2014
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Pulling string from inbetween teeth!! NEW
by: Ste

Ok so just woke up from this dream...I remember I've had it many times before... I'm pulling this string looks like dental floss from inbetween my top two front teeth.. From the gums, it feels like it's connected to a tendon or nerve... Quite hard to pull out but I keep pulling and it's never ending until I wake up! It feels so real! Like I'm pulling a ligament or something from deep in my gums... I've just changed jobs the other day and a lot has been on my mind so guessing buy the comments it's that I'm not feeling in control... Strange... 😬

Nov 13, 2014
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Pulling string from inbetween teeth!! NEW
by: Ste

Ok so just woke up from this dream...I remember I've had it many times before... I'm pulling this string looks like dental floss from inbetween my top two front teeth.. From the gums, it feels like it's connected to a tendon or nerve... Quite hard to pull out but I keep pulling and it's never ending until I wake up! It feels so real! Like I'm pulling a ligament or something from deep in my gums... I've just changed jobs the other day and a lot has been on my mind so guessing buy the comments it's that I'm not feeling in control... Strange... 😬

Oct 24, 2014
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Same thing happened to me NEW
by: Anonymous

Ok, I am freeing out a bit now after reading these other postings....I too, have had this recurring dream so many times... I am always pulling what appears to be a string, but feels more like it is coming from my gums, and is made of tissue or tendon, or ligament....it is always my right upper teeth between my incisor and first molar....I pull and pull and pull....I too did not realize it was actually a dream.....it feels so real, I thought it had really happened to me.....what does this mean?

Oct 24, 2014
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Same thing happened to me NEW
by: Anonymous

Ok, I am freeing out a bit now after reading these other postings....I too, have had this recurring dream so many times... I am always pulling what appears to be a string, but feels more like it is coming from my gums, and is made of tissue or tendon, or ligament....it is always my right upper teeth between my incisor and first molar....I pull and pull and pull....I too did not realize it was actually a dream.....it feels so real, I thought it had really happened to me.....what does this mean?

Oct 22, 2014
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endless mouth string NEW
by: Anonymous

I had the same dream. Mine wad the old gum string. When I woke up, my mouth was very dried and I was extremely thirsty. So, maybe that's is why you had the endless mouth string dream.

Oct 08, 2014
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I Want to know what this dream means NEW
by: Anonymous

I have re lifecently been getting this dream of this "plastic spikey string" texture feeling being pulled from behind my upper and lower teeth. I don't know what it means.
Right now in my life situation I've been going thru a heavy abuse of alcohol. Trying to get my life back to sane. I've doing small things in life just to get by. Losing touch of family and true friends. My work life is just ok. I've been so active in the gym and lately I've haven't been going.
I don't know if anyone can relate? I'd thought I'd share my situation and someone can relate or have some kinda of similarity?

Sep 21, 2014
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Did you find an answer? NEW
by: Heidi

I am curious if any of you have the same answer to this dream as I do. As you read in my original post that I had a manipulative person in my life "stringing me along". Do you feel strung along by something or someone? Have you been able to figure out the meaning of your dream?

Sep 21, 2014
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I question my sanity now NEW
by: RD

I have had the same experience. I can't even believe this was a dream as the memory of it is so clear. I can still recall the sensation of the "string" or fibers or whatever it was as I pulled it out of my teeth. It seemed as if it was coming from my gums. I can also remember the texture was something like a cross between dental floss and gauze. I can even SWEAR I showed this to my wife and remember her being somewhat puzzled but otherwise not alarmed by it. I remember how bothered I was and doing research online to try and figure out what it was. I had read some information about Morgellons fibers, but decided that this was something different. Now I ask my wife about it but she has no recollection of this experience. To me it is such vivid memories that I feel like I'm in a alternate world now. This is very disturbing to me. I had several instances of this occurrence before I told my wife about it, and maybe once since. So disturbed right now.

Sep 21, 2014
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I question my sanity now NEW
by: RD

I have had the same experience. I can't even believe this was a dream as the memory of it is so clear. I can still recall the sensation of the "string" or fibers or whatever it was as I pulled it out of my teeth. It seemed as if it was coming from my gums. I can also remember the texture was something like a cross between dental floss and gauze. I can even SWEAR I showed this to my wife and remember her being somewhat puzzled but otherwise not alarmed by it. I remember how bothered I was and doing research online to try and figure out what it was. I had read some information about Morgellons fibers, but decided that this was something different. Now I ask my wife about it but she has no recollection of this experience. To me it is such vivid memories that I feel like I'm in a alternate world now. This is very disturbing to me. I had several instances of this occurrence before I told my wife about it, and maybe once since. So disturbed right now.

Aug 26, 2014
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Same dream NEW
by: Kaynos

This is a recuring dream from me also, i had it last night and decided to do a search about it, found this site. Along with losing my teeths and pulling out string those are very recurent dreams and i'd like to know what it means.

Aug 20, 2014
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Thought I was the only one NEW
by: Anonymous

This have been a recurring dream for me since last year. It's something I really have to look into. Glad i'm not the only one. I also found this:
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string = obstacle
mouth / teeth = communication

You may have difficulties controlling in your social life. Pulling string from your mouth could mean that you want to break away from some obstacles, it could be shyness or respect you need from others. Basically, you have a dream of not being able to control things. Projecting pulling string symbolize how you want to control things in life.
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Want to deal with this obstacle...

Thanks...

May 20, 2014
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Pulling floss and gooey stuff out of my mouth NEW
by: Anonymous

I've had the same dream, like I'm pulling floss out of my gums, I pull and pull and it's never ending! I've also had dreams that I'm pulling a big wad of gooey stuff (gum-like) out of my mouth, and, it's endless....WTF is that????

Mar 13, 2014
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pulling wire from my teeth NEW
by: Anonymous

I too have had this same dream many many times.
I realise there is a small piece of electrical wire, sometimes two, sticking between my first two bottom teeth. I start to pull it but it wont end so I get scared that it should be there, and is a part of me, so I stop. oftin I try to cut the wire off but it is painful like a nerve and there is blood and the metal wire inside when I cut it. some times I come to the conclusion that I am a robot who was made to seem human. last night I begged dream docters to help and they where secretive about it but knew what was going on.
they showed me a folded and warn pamphlet that seemed to be from a company or organization, explaning an experiment In making living children into robots, or robots into living children to enhance humanity, and I was one of them.
the whole thing alwase takes on a very desperate, confused, sick and twisted vibe.

Feb 04, 2014
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I thought it was real NEW
by: LucidIso

I woke up this morning after having this dream and remembered that I have pulled string from my teeth before- multiple times throughout my life, but for some reason I've always believed it to have actually happened. It's actually really wierding me out right now and I can't find any support for it. It is such a strange sensation. It is like floss being pulled from in between my front bottom teeth every time it happens. I can actually feel the floss pulling out through my gums every time and it isn't very pleasant. The strangest part is realizing that my brain believed it to be actually happening throughout my life. Only now do I realize that it couldn't possibly have been happening- at least not in this reality. I've searched the web for some answers and found multiple accounts. This one is the closest to what has been happening to me. I think I'll meditate on why this dream keeps coming up throughout my life, and why it is one of the most lucid dreams ever. It seriously feels real when it happens. I only realized it was a recurring dream after this last time but I KNOW i have pulled string from my teeth multiple times before in my life. Talk about strange.

Nov 12, 2013
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Same here NEW
by: Anonymous

I've had this recurring dream most of my life and it happens at least once a month I'd say. I kind of think of it as a nightmare instead of just a dream.

The substance of the "string" often changes. It's been string, dental floss, piece of meat/grisel, and even metal wire. In the wire dreams I'm especially frightened and the tone of the dream is that something nefarious is going on like I'm the subject of some experiment.

The wire dreams differ a little from the other "string" dreams too in that the wire will be entwined among many teeth towards the back of the mouth whereas the "normal" string ones it's always the front few teeth.

Like mentioned above the string keeps coming. If I pull too quickly I can feel my teeth start to loosen and it hurts. I try and figure out the source and it seems to be coming from underneath my teeth.

Sometimes in the dream I'm able to break it off near the gum line, but usually after lots of struggle, pain, and blood. And then sometimes shortly after I'll notice another string in the next tooth and begin the struggle to get rid of that one.

Good times!

Mar 13, 2013
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Dream or Real? NEW
by: Anonymous

HOly cow! just today at the dentist I had a flashback, I cant remember if it was a dream or if it really happened. I was standing in front of bathroom mirror, pulling a floss-like string out from a gap between my 2 front teeth and gum, it just kept pulling and I was like WTF? I felt like it was entwined in my teeth roots or something? I could have sworn it was real and went back looking for the string in the bathroom but can't find it. if not real it was the most lucid dream i've ever had. btw, i have been having dental issues lately. idk if related.

May 14, 2012
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by: Anonymous

That is crazy I keep having the same dream!

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